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Cancer Prevention

Help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against cancer!

One hundred years ago, the American Cancer Society began the fight of a lifetime – the fight to end cancer. Today, we need your help to finish the fight by inviting men and women between the ages of 30 and… [Read More]

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CCH Urges Residents to Boost Precautions During Heat

CHICAGO – Ahead of another day of extreme heat, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System is reminding residents to take extra measures during extreme heat. “High heat and humidity is dangerous for all Cook County residents– young, elderly and… [Read More]

4th of July

Fourth of July is here – have fun, but stay safe.

Fourth of July is a perfect time to gather with family and friends,” said Cook County Department of Public Health chief operating officer Terry Mason, MD, FACS. “When you are enjoying picnics, block parties and other Fourth of July celebrations,… [Read More]

Eye Injury Prevention Month

July is Eye Injury Prevention Month

Preventing eye injuries is vital! Good eye protection is a must, especially during the summer season. Everyone, including children, is at risk for eye damage from UV radiation that can lead to loss of vision. People who have prolonged exposure to… [Read More]

Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center

Cook County and City of Chicago National HIV Testing Day

CHICAGO –The STEP UP, GET TESTED: ChicaGO for 5K campaign, a collaboration of healthcare agencies, including the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Chicago Department of Public Health and other AIDS service organizations… [Read More]

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Cook County Health trims taxpayer subsidy

Cook County Health and Hospitals System reduced its taxpayer subsidy in fiscal 2012 by nearly $23 million from the year before by reining in spending and treating fewer uninsured patients. The subsidy totaled $362.9 million for the year ended Nov…. [Read More]

Home Safety Month

June is National Home Safety Month

During National Home Safety Month, learn how to keep your family safe from the most preventable causes of injury – injuries in your own home. Put harmful chemicals out of reach of children and pets, install working smoke alarms and… [Read More]

Donate Life Month

June 10th-17th is Men’s Health Week

The Goal of Men’s Health Week: Think and Act Preventively! Men in the U.S. are living shorter lives than American women, with average life expectancy at 74.6 years vs. 79.6 years for women (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Statistically,… [Read More]


Trauma & Burn Symposium: June 14-15, 2013

Welcome from the Cook County Trauma Chairman The 2nd Annual Cook County Trauma Symposium was conceived as a learning & teaching crucible for physicians and other health-care professionals interested in injury. The Trauma and Burn surgeons at Cook County Hospital firmly believe in… [Read More]

Step Up Get Tested


STEP UP, GET TESTED is a citywide unified effort that brings AIDS service and community-based organizations together to scale up HIV testing in the most underserved communities of Chicago. As part of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27th,… [Read More]